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Chicago gets chance for 2016 Olympic bid

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Of course those same Eurosnobs are forgetting that the IOC had to beg LA to take the Games in 84 because the only country that wanted them that year was Iran. The 84 LA Games saved the Olympic Movement.

    I think Chicago has a reasonably good shot at getting the 16 Games because that will mark the 20th year since the Summer Games were last held in North America The IOC loves that American TV money..
  2. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    The IOC also loves the American sponsorship dollars.

    And yes, it will be fun to see just how much corruption there is if Chicago gets the Games.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Be pretty cool if Chicago picked football as a demonstration sport in 2016.
  4. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Just what is the Olympic Movement, anyway? It is like NASCAR Nation? Hockeytown? A bowel movement?
    Over-under on indictments from the Chicago Olympic Construction Swag Festival: 42.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i don't think a silver medal would be cool.
  6. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    South America's never had it, right? Got to make Rio the favorite.
  7. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    I don't think they would, considering Vancouver is hosting the 2010 games. If Vancouver did not get the games, then Toronto would have bid for any summer games until they got one. I do hope Vancouver does not end having a 30 year debt like Montreal.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Rio's chances will be doomed or improved depending on how it handles hosting the Pan-Ams this year.

    There is a really good chance Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup as no other country has submitted a bid and the bid process closes in the next few days. If Brazil gets the Cup I can't see it being able to host the Olympics two years later.
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